The first modern biathlon probably occurred in 1912 when the Norwegian military organised the Forvarsrennet in Oslo. An annual event, it consisted initially of a 17km cross-country ski…

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The IBU authorizes six types of biathlon events—individual, sprint, relay, pursuit, mass start, and team. Individual competition covers a distance of 20 km (12.4 miles) for men and…

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And if you miss, you get a time penalty that could cost you the medal. It’s a tough feat for a solid shooter under normal circumstances, and with…

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The current sport standard is the Anschütz 1827 Fortner, which is reported to be used by an estimated 97% of biathlon competitors worldwide. What type of rifle is…

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